The Los Altos History Museum offers a variety of full and part time career opportunities. 
If you are interested in a position at the Museum, please submit your resume and letter of interest to:

Elisabeth Ward
Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road
Los Altos, CA 94022

The Los Altos History Museum is an equal opportunity employer. Please be advised that due to the high volume of applicants, we can only contact those candidates whose qualifications meet the requirements of the open positions.

Current Openings

Client Services Manager

Beginning salary: $60,000-65,000/Annual, Plus Bonuses
Open until Filled.


Opened in 1977 in the heart of our civic center, the Los Altos History Museum is a highly successful community museum located about 30 miles south of San Francisco. The 1.36 acre Museum complex consists of a 1905 historic house museum interpreted as an orchardist’s home in the 1930s, a modern 3-story 8,200-square-foot museum building, and outdoor agricultural displays, next to a heritage orchard. We feature top-quality, award-winning original exhibitions and superior curriculum–based education programs amid an active schedule of lectures, programs, family activities and special events which attract diverse audiences. Serving over 21,000 people a year from all around the Bay Area, the private nonprofit Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum manages a collections of over 15,000 items. The Museum is fortunate to have tremendous community support and a talented volunteer network. Our annual budget (approx. $500,000) is funded by individual donations, municipal support, grants, membership, bequests, special events, gift store sales and an active event rentals program.

Job Description:

One of a small professional staff, the Client Services Manager is responsible for ensuring the Museum’s nonprofit core educational mission is supported by appropriate revenue-generating activities. As a fully integrated part of a team including the Executive Director, Exhibit Curator, Collections Strategist, and Outreach Coordinator, the Client Services Manager represents the Museum to external clients, including private rentals and corporate events, processes all Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivables, and serves as the Museum’s bookkeeper. Requires Weekend and Evening Hours. Compressed schedule (10 hours a day/4 days a week) Wednesday – Saturday possible.

Specific Duties:

  • Manages all rental inquiries: Shows prospective clients the facility, processes paperwork, maintains calendar in harmony with other Museum activities, ensures onsite supervision during events
  • Property management: responsible for the safe and orderly utilization of Museum grounds and property during events and return of all property to pre-event status.
  • Corporate Relations: Identifies appropriate corporate partnership to cultivate for corporate rentals, corporate sponsorships, or business memberships.
  • Staff support. Works with the Store, Finance, Demographics, and Orchard Commons volunteer committees. Oversees large, public, revenue-generating events, such as Apricot STEM Fair and Train Days.
  • Bookkeeping: Inputs donation records into DonorPerfect; inputs Accounts Payable records into Quickbooks. Processes payments and monthly bank and credit card reconciliations.
  • Program Development: Develops innovative programs that activate the Museum’s potentialities and generate supplemental income, including classes, special tours for groups and schools, and community-based rental events.
  • Marketing: Decides on strategy for generating leads and cultivating clients that complement and support the Museum’s mission.


Required Skills:

  • Is professional and poised, working easily with the public, volunteers and staff
  • Is a persuasive representative of the Museum, encouraging clients to support the museum by booking events
  • Is familiar with Quickbooks, accounting procedures, and cashflow management
  • Is responsible, courteous, responsive, and capable of setting a high standard of customer service for the organization
  • Has a track record of facility management, understanding building operations, and capable of scheduling and managing repairs
  • Can lift 20 pounds and has a valid California driver’s license. Additional Compensation:

Additional Compensation: A bonus package commensurate with booking performance will be offered.

Job Location: Los Altos, CA (San Francisco Bay Area/Peninsula)

Company Name: Los Altos History Museum

The Los Altos History Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Nonprofit tax identification number 94-2542813.

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